Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

New Construction Project for Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio; Virtual Pre-bid Meeting on March 10th

SWACO is seeking competitive Bids in order to award a contract to the Bidder submitting the lowest and best responsive Bid for the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill Gas Collection and Control System  2021 Construction.  Sealed bids are due no later than 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021.

A virtual pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  

All Bidders interested in downloading the RFB documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org.  Select the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then Construction

Skanska Construction Management Building Blocks Information and Application

Skanska’s Cincinnati office is happy to announce that we will be hosting their signature subcontractor training program, Construction Management Building Blocks™ this spring. Construction Management Building Blocks (CMBB) is designed to introduce and familiarize minority and women-owned companies with various business management tools necessary for becoming stronger enterprises. The objective of CMBB is to provide training in the fundamental areas of construction business management, as well as to provide opportunities to network with other contractors, develop and sustain relationships with key personnel from Skanska and other relevant business organizations. This free virtual program will begin March 23 with a kickoff celebration, and end May 6 with a graduation ceremony.

Click here for a flyer providing further details regarding the program which also includes a link to the program application. Although the program is virtual, Skanska is limiting participation to 24 individuals in order to ensure strategic, meaningful relationships are formed with Skanska leaders, class participants and community partners. Also linked here is a calendar showing CMBB dates for your convenience.

If you need further information regarding Construction Management Building Blocks please email our Vendor Diversity, Community Development Manager, Marcus Thompson at Marcus.Thompson@Skanska.com. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey.

Fifth Third Supplier Diversity event for construction and property management suppliers on January 27th

Fifth Third is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Inclusion Support & Connection Opportunities for Vendor Empowerment Roundtable (D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R). The virtual event will launch Wednesday, January 27 from 9-11 am.  The roundtable is designed to bring awareness to upcoming business opportunities for certified construction and property management minority business enterprises in Greater Cincinnati. The virtual session will include information and insights from key Fifth Third leaders, category specific breakout sessions, and networking with local general contractors and trade partners.

Fifth Third will host additional DISCOVER roundtable sessions during 2021 that will highlight projects and contracting opportunities that include but are not limited to, architecture, design, mechanical, electrical, prefabrication and flooring. The series will also provide insight and tips about how to bid work for upcoming Fifth Third projects and introduce M/WBE trade partners to key decision makers.  In February, there will be additional events to allow Tier 2 and 3 trade partners the opportunity to explain their capabilities and connect with the Bank’s General contractors.

Space is limited.  We encourage certified construction and property management MBEs to register today by clicking here.  For questions about the event, please contact 53SupplierDiversity@53.com.

Shook Construction Co. Seeking Participation on Bid For Construction Project in Northeast Ohio

Shook Construction Co. is bidding as a Prime Contractor to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) on Westerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station project (WTDPS) in Cleveland, OH.  The work generally consists of the construction of the Westerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station, and a 36 MGD submersible pump station constructed in the Westerly Storage Tunnel shaft located adjacent to the intersection of Crescent Avenue and West 53rd Street. The project includes electrical, instrumentation & control, HVAC and mechanical work at the WST-2 Site located between the east end of Tillman Ave and the Shoreway off-ramp to West 45th Street and at the WST-3 Site located on the south side of University Road east of its intersection with Scranton Road. It also includes the physical and control interface with the NEORSD Westerly Wastewater Treatment Center.  Project is tax exempt and Davis Bacon prevailing wage rates apply.

This project bids on May 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM, but in order to analyze all quotes and assemble our bid submittal, we are requesting quotes by 10:00AM. 

I am writing to ask for your assistance in our efforts to encourage bidder participation of certified DBE, MBE, WBE & SBE/SBRA subcontractors and suppliers who might be capable and interested in submitting a bid for a portion of this project.  Below is a listing of items in the Scope of Work:

General Conditions, Hauling, Concrete Repair, Concrete Formwork, Sand & Gravel Supply, Ready Mix Supply, Reinforcing Steel, Cast-In-Place Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel Framing, Miscellaneous Metal Fabrications, FRP Fabrications, Fluid Applied Air Barriers, Metal Wall Panels, EPDM Roofing, Caulking & Joint Sealants, Fiberglass Doors, Coiling Doors & Grilles, Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls, Translucent Wall & Roof Assemblies, Hardware, Louvers & Vents, Acoustical Ceilings, Glass FRP Panels, Paint & Coatings, Wire Mesh Partitions, Toilet/Bath/Laundry Accessories, Fire Extinguishers, Lockers, Flagpoles, Prefabricated Building, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Access Control, Video Surveillance, Geotextiles, Geotechnical Instrumentation & Monitoring, Excavation, Concrete-Filled Steel Piles, Drilled Micropiles, Articulated Concrete Block System, Concrete Paving & Pavement Marking, Fencing & Gates, Landscaping & Turf Pavers, Site Utilities, Instrumentation & Controls, Process Piping/Valves/Gates, Pipe Supports and Bridge Cranes.

Linked below is the Shook Construction invitation letter with information on how to obtain/review/download bid documents.  Also linked is Data Sheets 1 & 1a and EPA Form 6100-3 that must be submitted with the bid (prior to bid day is actually preferred). 

Shook Construction can provide assistance with bonding and insurance requirements, including alternatives to bonding and/or insurance requirements for subcontractors if needed. 

If there are any questions regarding this invitation to bid, please contact:

Jennifer Trittschuh
Preconstruction Coordinator

P: 800.705.5251   F: 866.652.7331
E: jtrittschuh@shookconstruction.com | www.shookconstruction.com

Ohio Department of Transportation Hosting Free Business Development Webinars in April – Specific Focus on Firms Currently Working or Actively Pursuing Highway/Road Construction Contracts

The Ohio Department of Transportation is Hosting Free Business Development Webinars in April. There is a specific focus on firms currently working or actively pursuing highway/road construction contracts.

Click the image below to learn more or visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ODI/Outreach/Documents/ODI%20DBE%20Business%20Dev%20Ad%20ODOT_AMM%20Updates%20with%20Hyperlinks.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery